Maldives

The tropical nation of The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls, or chains of islands, set in the Indian Ocean. These atolls are composed of over 1,000 coral islands. As a popular holiday destination, The Maldives is known for its exquisite beaches and lagoons. The tourism industry here began in earnest in the 1970s, and now over a million visitors come each year. The Maldives has gained a reputation for luxury resorts, top quality hotels and world-class service.


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Destination Information for The Maldives

For travellers looking for a more unique getaway, it is possible to visit independently and stay with local people or in private guesthouses. Doing so will give you a more authentic experience of the country than the heavily-marketed resorts can present. Many visitors head to the Maldives due to its reputation for excellent scuba diving, snorkelling and surfing in the warm, clear waters. Transport around the islands is usually by water taxi or sea plane, although most resorts take up an entire island to themselves, so you’re usually guaranteed access to a superb beach without having to travel far.

The tropical climate of The Maldives means it is subject to a stormy, rainy season from May to November. The best time to visit for sunshine and blue skies is December to February, perfect for a Christmas or New Year getaway.

Whilst relaxing on the white, sandy beaches opposite the beautiful blue ocean in the Maldives, it is important for you to also stay safe from possible diseases. Recommended travel vaccinations can include hepatitis A &B, typhoid, rabies and the tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Book a consultation with our specialist travel nurses today.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

  • Food and water hygiene
  • Insect and animal bite avoidances
  • Personal safety
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Sun protection
  • Altitude sickness

Additional Health Risks Information for The Maldives

Yellow fever certification is required if arriving from a country with high risk of yellow fever.

It is important before travelling to ensure you are up to date with childhood immunisations such as measles, mumps and rubella.

Consult with your local CityDoc travel expert to tailor your vaccine requirements based on your medical history, previous vaccinations and travels as well as your itinerary.

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